Classes and Clubs at Calico Gals

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Class and Club Calendar

Oct
10
Tue
Begin at the Beginning
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sewing notions including measuring rape, thread, rotary cutter

Instructor: Nina Dukette
3 Class sessions
Class 1: Tuesday, October 10
Class 2: Tuesday, October 17
Class 3: Monday, October 23
New to quilting? Or, just looking for a powerful refresher? Nina teaches the tips and techniques that you’ll need to begin your next project. In three sessions, become familiar with the basic steps of quilt construction, accurate rotary cutting, machine piecing, basting, machine quilting and binding while making a decorative table topper. Class includes discussion of fabric choice and preparation, threads, needles and much more.

Oct
17
Tue
Simple What Nots Club
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Harvest stars
Hostess: Marcia Evans

Try a new little quilt from designer Kim Diehl every month. All fabrics and patterns needed to complete these beautiful quilts are included with the monthly fee. Sign up monthly to choose your favorite or all of the quilt projects. Each one is cuter than the last!

Begin at the Beginning
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sewing notions including measuring rape, thread, rotary cutter

Instructor: Nina Dukette
3 Class sessions
Class 1: Tuesday, October 10
Class 2: Tuesday, October 17
Class 3: Monday, October 23
New to quilting? Or, just looking for a powerful refresher? Nina teaches the tips and techniques that you’ll need to begin your next project. In three sessions, become familiar with the basic steps of quilt construction, accurate rotary cutting, machine piecing, basting, machine quilting and binding while making a decorative table topper. Class includes discussion of fabric choice and preparation, threads, needles and much more.

Oct
18
Wed
AccuQuilt GO Club
Oct 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Happy Janet with the Accuquilt Go at Calico Gals

Hostesses: Lynn Schantz, Peggy Bass, and Marcia Evans

You’ll be quilting sooner than later with the GO Cutting system, whether you own it or just want to try it out. Our monthly GO Cutting Club gives you plenty of practice time with a new project every month. Options, idea, fabric bonuses, die discounts and more! Have fun with GO BOMs and GO swaps!

AccuQuilt GO Club
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Happy Janet with the Accuquilt Go at Calico Gals

Hostesses: Rosanne Brown, Peggy Bass, and Marcia Evans

You’ll be quilting sooner than later with the GO Cutting system, whether you own it or just want to try it out. Our
monthly GO Cutting Club gives you plenty of practice time with a new project every month. Options, idea, fabric bonuses, die discounts and more! Have fun with GO BOMs and GO swaps!

Oct
19
Thu
Retreat Bag
Oct 19 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Retreat Bag, a simple zipper pouch using wire frames
Instructor: Kathy Barden

The genius of this simple zipper pouch and the larger bag can be found in the cleverly designed addition of wire frames and the use of fusible interfacing and fusible batting. The zipper application is fail proof – you’ll really have to work to goof it up! Either bag will make a great gift.

Oct
23
Mon
Begin at the Beginning
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sewing notions including measuring rape, thread, rotary cutter

Instructor: Nina Dukette
3 Class sessions
Class 1: Tuesday, October 10
Class 2: Tuesday, October 17
Class 3: Monday, October 23
New to quilting? Or, just looking for a powerful refresher? Nina teaches the tips and techniques that you’ll need to begin your next project. In three sessions, become familiar with the basic steps of quilt construction, accurate rotary cutting, machine piecing, basting, machine quilting and binding while making a decorative table topper. Class includes discussion of fabric choice and preparation, threads, needles and much more.

Nov
1
Wed
Learning Curve Christmas Ornament Trio
Nov 1 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Learning Curve quilt featuring holiday ornaments
Instructor: Sue Pikarsky

Look how fun! Summer is the time to start working on holiday projects. Learn to use “The Learning Curve” tool to cut curved shapes and trim the pieced blocks. There’s a curvy 9-patch hiding in there! Create a trio of jumbo Christmas ornaments to hang up or top a table. Work right along and nish your blocks in class.

Nov
2
Thu
Learning Curve Christmas Ornament Trio
Nov 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learning Curve quilt featuring holiday ornaments
Instructor: Sue Pikarsky

Look how fun! Summer is the time to start working on holiday projects. Learn to use “The Learning Curve” tool to cut curved shapes and trim the pieced blocks. There’s a curvy 9-patch hiding in there! Create a trio of jumbo Christmas ornaments to hang up or top a table. Work right along and nish your blocks in class.

Nov
4
Sat
Cathedral Window 3 Ways Ornament or Pincushion
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

CATHEDRAL WINDOW 3 WAYS ORNAMENT OR PINCUSHION in bright colors
Instructor: Pam Salisbury

Make traditional design Cathedral Window blocks using three different techniques adapted for those who would rather use the sewing machine from start to finish! Three different machine techniques will be demonstrated. If you want, you can bring enough fabric for a project of your choice (pictures available when you sign up). A 10″ and a 3″ square of fabric will make 1 block. For a modern oversized block, bring 16″ background square and 5″ window square. Your choice of options for this class are to make: a pincushion (1 block), a pillow (9 blocks) or a table runner (16 blocks). After taking this class you will be able to complete any of the above projects or a cathedral window quilt, in the size of your choice, using your favorite machine technique.

BOMs & Swaps

QUILTmania 2017 Mystery Quilt

Calico Gals is one of only four shops in the United States honored to offer the QUILTmania 2017 Mystery quilt. Begins shipping in February.

  • Quilt pattern by Michelle Yeo
  • Fabrics from the Torrington Place Collection by Penny Rose for Riley Blake Designs
  • $99.95 plus shipping and handling include first and last months
  • $49.95 per month plus shipping and handling
  • Mystery patterns will be available in the bi-monthly QUILTmania magazine

Flying South quilt

Flying South BOM
Play along February through June. Just $7.50 per month includes:

  • 5 months
  • 8 Chubby 16ths of exclusive new batik prints
  • Choose your favorites each month
  • Directions for the Flying South block
  • Quarterly Sew-In day
  • Months 2–5 include an alternate block pattern using the same shapes
  • $15 ($40 for precut version) registration fee covers your first and last month

Journeys End quilt

Journey’s End BOM

  • 6 months
  • Build your houses in the first 5 months; create the scrappy border in the 6th
  • Generous 66-1/2″ x 66-1/2″ quilt
  • $32 per month includes patterns, fabrics, and binding
  • $64 registration fee includes first and last months

U Swappin quilt

U Swappin’?

  • 8 easy blocks a month for 6 months
  • Bring them in by the 1st and Lynn will swap them out for pick up on the 15th
  • First blocks due February 1st
  • $15 for the entire 6 months, includes pattern
  • Double swap or both swaps for $25
  • Batiks: Any bright jewel tones for color and cream batik for background
  • Cottage: Any bright small print for color and white-on-white background (no cream please)

Bird Walk block of the month quilt

Bird Walk BOM
Hostess: Christy Blume
Includes:

  • 12 months
  • Detailed pattern
  • Batik fabric for quilt top
  • Pick up or mail order
  • Quarterly Sew-In day
  • $25 per month
  • $50 registration fee covers first and last months of the club

Star Spangled Liberty block of the month quilt

Star Spangled Liberty
Hostess: Jen Cantrell
Includes:

  • 9 months
  • Detailed pattern
  • Fabric for quilt top
  • Options for appliqué or pieced center row
  • Pick-up or mail-order
  • Quarterly Sew-In day
  • $25 per month
  • $50 registration to cover first and last months of the club

Snow Friends Wool and Cotton block of the month

Snow Friends: A Wool and Cotton BOM
Hostess: Melonie Unger
Includes:

  • One snowman design for 6 months and a month for details and assembly
  • Detailed pattern
  • Fabric for quilt top includes wool and cotton
  • Options for appliqué or pieced center row
  • Pick-up or mail-order
  • $25 per month
  • $50 registration to cover first and last months of the club

Freedom Bound Block of the Month quilt

Freedom Bound BOM
Hostess: Rosanne Brown
Includes:

Store Hours

Monday–Saturday
10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday
12:00–4:00 PM

Open evenings during scheduled classes.

Closed on:

  • Thursday, November 23
  • Sunday, December 24
  • Monday, December 25
  • Sunday, December 31
  • Monday, January 1

Store Address

Calico Gals

3906 New Court Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13206

Contact Us

Phone: 315-445-0617
Email: store@calicogals.com

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Oct
10
Tue
Begin at the Beginning
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sewing notions including measuring rape, thread, rotary cutter

Instructor: Nina Dukette
3 Class sessions
Class 1: Tuesday, October 10
Class 2: Tuesday, October 17
Class 3: Monday, October 23
New to quilting? Or, just looking for a powerful refresher? Nina teaches the tips and techniques that you’ll need to begin your next project. In three sessions, become familiar with the basic steps of quilt construction, accurate rotary cutting, machine piecing, basting, machine quilting and binding while making a decorative table topper. Class includes discussion of fabric choice and preparation, threads, needles and much more.

Oct
17
Tue
Simple What Nots Club
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Harvest stars
Hostess: Marcia Evans

Try a new little quilt from designer Kim Diehl every month. All fabrics and patterns needed to complete these beautiful quilts are included with the monthly fee. Sign up monthly to choose your favorite or all of the quilt projects. Each one is cuter than the last!

Begin at the Beginning
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sewing notions including measuring rape, thread, rotary cutter

Instructor: Nina Dukette
3 Class sessions
Class 1: Tuesday, October 10
Class 2: Tuesday, October 17
Class 3: Monday, October 23
New to quilting? Or, just looking for a powerful refresher? Nina teaches the tips and techniques that you’ll need to begin your next project. In three sessions, become familiar with the basic steps of quilt construction, accurate rotary cutting, machine piecing, basting, machine quilting and binding while making a decorative table topper. Class includes discussion of fabric choice and preparation, threads, needles and much more.

Oct
18
Wed
AccuQuilt GO Club
Oct 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Happy Janet with the Accuquilt Go at Calico Gals

Hostesses: Lynn Schantz, Peggy Bass, and Marcia Evans

You’ll be quilting sooner than later with the GO Cutting system, whether you own it or just want to try it out. Our monthly GO Cutting Club gives you plenty of practice time with a new project every month. Options, idea, fabric bonuses, die discounts and more! Have fun with GO BOMs and GO swaps!

AccuQuilt GO Club
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Happy Janet with the Accuquilt Go at Calico Gals

Hostesses: Rosanne Brown, Peggy Bass, and Marcia Evans

You’ll be quilting sooner than later with the GO Cutting system, whether you own it or just want to try it out. Our
monthly GO Cutting Club gives you plenty of practice time with a new project every month. Options, idea, fabric bonuses, die discounts and more! Have fun with GO BOMs and GO swaps!

Oct
19
Thu
Retreat Bag
Oct 19 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Retreat Bag, a simple zipper pouch using wire frames
Instructor: Kathy Barden

The genius of this simple zipper pouch and the larger bag can be found in the cleverly designed addition of wire frames and the use of fusible interfacing and fusible batting. The zipper application is fail proof – you’ll really have to work to goof it up! Either bag will make a great gift.

Oct
23
Mon
Begin at the Beginning
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sewing notions including measuring rape, thread, rotary cutter

Instructor: Nina Dukette
3 Class sessions
Class 1: Tuesday, October 10
Class 2: Tuesday, October 17
Class 3: Monday, October 23
New to quilting? Or, just looking for a powerful refresher? Nina teaches the tips and techniques that you’ll need to begin your next project. In three sessions, become familiar with the basic steps of quilt construction, accurate rotary cutting, machine piecing, basting, machine quilting and binding while making a decorative table topper. Class includes discussion of fabric choice and preparation, threads, needles and much more.

Nov
1
Wed
Learning Curve Christmas Ornament Trio
Nov 1 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Learning Curve quilt featuring holiday ornaments
Instructor: Sue Pikarsky

Look how fun! Summer is the time to start working on holiday projects. Learn to use “The Learning Curve” tool to cut curved shapes and trim the pieced blocks. There’s a curvy 9-patch hiding in there! Create a trio of jumbo Christmas ornaments to hang up or top a table. Work right along and nish your blocks in class.

Nov
2
Thu
Learning Curve Christmas Ornament Trio
Nov 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learning Curve quilt featuring holiday ornaments
Instructor: Sue Pikarsky

Look how fun! Summer is the time to start working on holiday projects. Learn to use “The Learning Curve” tool to cut curved shapes and trim the pieced blocks. There’s a curvy 9-patch hiding in there! Create a trio of jumbo Christmas ornaments to hang up or top a table. Work right along and nish your blocks in class.

Nov
4
Sat
Cathedral Window 3 Ways Ornament or Pincushion
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

CATHEDRAL WINDOW 3 WAYS ORNAMENT OR PINCUSHION in bright colors
Instructor: Pam Salisbury

Make traditional design Cathedral Window blocks using three different techniques adapted for those who would rather use the sewing machine from start to finish! Three different machine techniques will be demonstrated. If you want, you can bring enough fabric for a project of your choice (pictures available when you sign up). A 10″ and a 3″ square of fabric will make 1 block. For a modern oversized block, bring 16″ background square and 5″ window square. Your choice of options for this class are to make: a pincushion (1 block), a pillow (9 blocks) or a table runner (16 blocks). After taking this class you will be able to complete any of the above projects or a cathedral window quilt, in the size of your choice, using your favorite machine technique.